17th death this year. Park Rangers have cut the number of people able to be on the Half Dome Trail from 800 to 400. The 800 was without a trail pass. Now they issue 400 trail passes a day. Probably don't issue any during non-peak times. Pretty rough but easy to make a mistake and die.
Someone fell off the Mist Trail the other day. Dead.
Wish I had one more weekend planned there.
Most folks fall off the cables that go up the left side. Latest guy went down the face, right along the black stripe. The Mist Trail is below Vernal Falls about seven miles back from the summit where you really are just getting started on the trail.